Check Vehicle Recalls Free
Enter your VIN number to check for recalls that may affect your vehicle. If you do not have a VIN number click on the VEHICLE tab below to check for open recalls by manufacturer.
- What is a recall?
- A car recall occurs when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a car model has a safety-related defect or does not comply with a federal safety standard. When this happens, the automaker will alert owners to the problem and usually offer a free repair.
- There is an open recall but I never received a letter.
- You may not receive a recall letter if owners were recently changed or you moved and the dealer has your old address in the file. Print the recall letter from online and visit the nearest dealer. They will still honor the recall.
- My car has a major problem, is it a recall?
- A recall occurs when a manufacturer or NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) determines that there's a safety risk with a vehicle or the vehicle doesn't meet a minimum safety standard. The keyword here is SAFETY. Unless it is a safety issue, the problem is not going to become a recall.
- How do I look up a recall by a manufacturer or make, model and year?
- Press the VEHICLE tab on the blue navigation above and enter your vehicle Year, Make, and Model.
- Where is this data coming from?
- The data on recalls comes directly from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the U.S. federal government, part of the Department of Transportation.